Ferry Wharf a NO Tie-Up Zone
The current arrangement for the Ferry Wharf at Church Point from Oct 2016 is as follows:
- The Ferry Wharf is for commercial use and is a no tie up area for public.
- We need to keep the tie up provision for the Taxis / Ferries as they are commercial paying enterprises of the facility as the taxis have been
experiencing issues with tied up boats when they needed to dock and drop off customers.
- The adjacent wharf has a 15min tie up provision for the public.
- The sign in the shelter has been changed by Council.
- No infringement notices have been issued to date (only observations) however this could change in the future.
Boat Tie-up on Wharves Church Point Commuter Wharf
The Church Point Commuter Wharf is available for use by Scotland Island and Western Foreshores Residents. Due to high demand for positions at the
wharf, as of March 1 2016, all applicants must provide proof of offshore residency to be eligible for a permit. A Boat Tie-Up Application Form is to be completed for the Church Point Commuter Wharf and should be lodged at Council's Customer
Service Centre in Mona Vale and Avalon, with the required documentation. All new permits are allocated as per the date they are received at
Council When a position is allocated, you will be required to pay a yearly fee for usage and sign a Temporary Licence Agreement for a period
of 12 months or part thereof. The Licence Agreement is signed and a copy returned for your records. Please allow up to 10 working days for
The annual renewal for Licence Agreements is March 1. Permits may be relinquished at anytime of the year and a pro rata refund will be issued.
Currently we have a waitlist for permits at Church Point. If you no longer require your permit, please contact Council to arrange for a refund.
Your permit can then be reissued to the next person on the waitlist. Click on the terms & conditions. for further information regarding Licence Agreements.
To avoid receiving a penalty notice, the current sticker must be displayed on the boat at all times when mooring at the Church Point Commuter Wharf.
If your permit sticker is lost, contact Council immediately to organise a replacement.
For further information regarding boat tie-up use please contact Council's Property Officer for dinghy and watercraft storage on 9970 1111 or email
Mackerel Beach, Careel Bay Wharf and Cargo Wharf Scotland Island
Wharf tie-up facilities are located at Mackerel Beach Wharf, Careel Bay Wharf and Cargo Wharf Scotland Island. Currently all facilities have a
To acquire a position a waiting list Boat Tie-Up Application Form is to be completed and forwarded to Council. All applications for Cargo Wharf and Mackerel Beach will require proof of off shore residency
to be eligible for a tie up position. Please submit this documentation with your application at Mona Vale or Avalon Customer Service.
When a position becomes available, you will be required to pay a yearly fee (pro rata) for usage and sign a Temporary Licence Agreement for a period
of 12 months or part thereof. A copy of the Licence Agreement is also held at Council. The Licence is renewed in March of each year. The licence
is subject to terms & conditions.
If any boat tie-up user wishes to relinquish their positions, Council should be advised in writing, so that a pro rata refund can be issued. For
further information regarding boat tie-up use please contact Councils Property Officer for Dinghy and Watercraft Storage on 9970 1111 or email
Current Project for Additional Wharf Boat Tie-up Facilities
Council is currently developing other wharf boat tie-up facilities throughout Pittwater. The first stage will include the following sites:
- Bells Wharf Scotland Island
- Carols Wharf Scotland Island
- Bennetts Wharf Coasters Retreat
- Bonnie Doon Wharf Coasters Retreat
Source Pittwater Council
Also see Boat Ties up Protocols